|We arrived early enough that the crowd wasn't that big|
Remember the Mormon Pioneers as refugees from New York, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and, of course, the despair of the coal mines and iron works of South Wales. Remember the promise of the Statue of Liberty which was my theme noting several others with the same in the massive crowd of yesterday. Remember the Pilgrims and the Founders of religious liberty in this promised land and the promises of the First Amendment.
This is no march to the beat of a different drum. This is America. And I am a part of it. I am home.
|The front of my sign said, "Welcome Refugees." And my Hamilton shirt.|
|My daughter in front of the federal building. Her sign said "We [heart] refugees."|
|The other side of my daughter's sign and the LDS Church Office Building|
|Filling State Street up to the Capitol.|
|Pioneers gaze out over the Valley as we fill the Utah State Capitol.|